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FGIA Presents First-Ever FGIA Lifetime Achievement Award to Georges Thiret During Hybrid Fall Conference

October 20, 2021

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance awarded Georges Thiret, Graham Architectural Products, the first-ever FGIA Lifetime Achievement Award.

FGIA Presents First-Ever FGIA Lifetime Achievement Award to Georges Thiret During Hybrid Fall Conference

Biesse Group Signs Agreement to Acquire Maker of Glass Machining Equipment

October 19, 2021

Biesse Group signed a contract for the acquisition of 100 percent of the quotes of Forvet Costruzione Macchine Speciali S.p.A., a manufacturer of special automated machines for glass machining.

Nonresidential Construction Jobs Post Increases, Remain Below Pre-pandemic Levels

October 19, 2021

The construction industry gained 22,000 jobs between August and September as nonresidential construction firms added employees for the first time in six months, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of government data.

Nonresidential Construction Jobs Post Increases, Remain Below Pre-pandemic Levels

Vitrum Reports 6,000+ Visitors at its 2021 Restart Edition

October 19, 2021

Despite pandemic-related difficulties and restrictions, the 2021 edition of Vitrum, the biennial international trade show organized by GIMAV, the Italian Association of Glass-Processing Machinery and Accessory Suppliers, successfully returned to Milan, Oct. 5-8.

AGC Glass Europe Reopens Renovated Float Line in Czech Republic

October 19, 2021

AGC Glass Europe announced on its Facebook page that the company had inaugurated its Řetenice plant, based in Czech Republic. The line went through cold repair of the furnace.

Apogee Enterprises Reaches Agreement to Sell Facility in Statesboro, Georgia

October 19, 2021

Apogee Enterprises Inc. announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell its architectural glass facility located in Statesboro, Georgia, to Cardinal Glass Industries.

Modern Luxury Hotel Features Tubelite Systems, Inside and Out

October 18, 2021

Missouri's Loews Kansas City Hotel is the first full-service luxury hotel to open in downtown Kansas City, Missouri, in more than 30 years. Rising 24 stories and encompassing 800 rooms, its crisp, modern, minimalist look was designed by Cooper Carry and brought to life with Tubelite Inc.'s curtain wall, window wall, entrance and interior aluminum framing systems.

Modern Luxury Hotel Features Tubelite Systems, Inside and Out

Judge Finds in Favor of Safti First in Patent Dispute Case

October 18, 2021

In a summary judgement dated Feb. 3, Chief Magistrate Joseph C. Spero of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California ruled that the patent infringement claims filed by Ely Holdings Ltd. and Greenlite Glass Systems against Safti First, a U.S. fire-rated glass and framing manufacturer, could not proceed to trial, finding that the Safti First’s fire-resistant floor does not violate Ely’s patent, reported Safti First officials in a company release.

FGIA Releases Updated Document Covering Methods of Test for Multi-bar Hinges in Windows

October 18, 2021

AAMA 904-21, Specification for Multi-Bar Hinges in Window Applications, an FGIA document, is now available for purchase. It was last updated in 2014.

FGIA Releases Updated Document Covering Methods of Test for Multi-bar Hinges in Windows

Vitro’s Solarban 67 Glass Adds Sustainability, Views to New Portland Civic Center

October 11, 2021

As Oregon’s first project to pursue LEED certification at the Platinum level, the Meyer Memorial Trust in the heart of Portland’s urban community combines investments in social equity and sustainability through building elements that include a saw-toothed photovoltaic (PV) roof, textured metal cladding and large, inviting windows fabricated with Solarban 67 glass by Vitro Architectural Glass.

Vitro’s Solarban 67 Glass Adds Sustainability, Views to New Portland Civic Center